"Valley of the Yetis", the newest add-on content for the award-winning shooter, Far Cry 4, will be available tomorrow, Tuesday, March 10, 2015 for the Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC, and will be available on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3.
Players have to explore and survive a valley on top of the Himalayas in Kyrat after Ajay’s helicopter crashes and leaves him stranded on a perilous ridge. In order to stay alive, players must capture a camp for shelter and guard it from a mysterious cult. But even if you successful against the cult, they must keep a look out for the fabled and dangerous yetis that populate the territory.
Bethesda Softworks and Tango Gameworks announced today that "The Assignment" a new piece of downloadable content for The Evil Within, will be available next week March 10 for Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC, and on March 11 for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.
Experience survival horror from a new perspective across a two-part, story driven experience with The Evil Within: The Assignment and The Evil Within: The Consequence. Players take on the role of detective Juli Kidman, Sebastian Castellanos’ mysterious partner, in a concurrent story that looks to answer some of the questions surrounding her whereabouts during The Evil Within. Along the way she will encounter disturbing new enemies, discover new mysteries, and uncover new horrors. The Assignment and The Consequence give fans of The Evil Within the perfect opportunity to discover detective Kidman’s hidden motivations and her mysterious connection to Mobius, the shadowy group thought to be behind the gruesome events of The Evil Within.
For many that have completed The Evil Within, the mysteries surrounding Sebastian’s partner, Juli Kidman, are among the most discussed plotlines in the game. These questions (and new questions… hehe) will arise in Part 1 of Kidman’s DLC adventure, The Assignment.
A massive "Winter Patch" for Battlefield 4 is now rolling out to players worldwide, adding a new game mode, improvements for soldier traversal, better collision detection, and a bunch of other fixes for the game. Check out the complete list of updates for Battlefield 4!
Grab your first look at some of the new helicopter psychics and maneuvers the "Winter Patch" adds to Battlefield 4. If you've ever wanted to do a barrel roll or a back flip in the helicopters, now you can. Check out this exclusive Xbox One Helicopter Gameplay and read on for the complete list of updates for Battlefield 4.
SOLDIER TRAVERSAL AND COLLISION
Significant improvements have been madeto how the soldier traverses the world. Walking over smallobjects, inclines and lips is now handled gracefully by the engine – it really has to be played to feel the immense difference this makes
Major improvements have been made to the Battlefield 4 network layer.
Improved long range network updates by adding a cone to the High Frequency Update
Network prioritization and filtering has been improved, now prioritizes health/damage, enemy players and vehicles above all.
The High Frequency Update now uses half a sphere and a 45 degree cone for players on foot
Vehicles now use a larger (front) hemi-sphere shape for collision improvements
Aiming down sights/zooming in sitting in a vehicle or on foot utilizes an even longer range cone for better target acquisition at a distance
Vehicle hemisphere shown in combination with zoomed view which use a more narrow longer range cone
Required bandwidth close to cut in half - Players with less stellar network connections should get a significant improvement, now able to
use the High Frequency Update.
Frontier Developments full-featured, physics-based coaster game "ScreamRide" is now available to download via Xbox Live for Xbox One and Xbox 360.
ScreamRide features stunning high definition graphics, hundreds of customizable building components, physics-based destruction, cinematic collisions, unlockable levels, in-game leaderboards, global rankings and more. ScreamRide is the home of limitless innovation. Push the boundaries of thrill seekers everywhere. Take on your perfect role to complete each level in multiple ways. Scream seekers can prove their precise piloting skills, engineers can solve cunning construction puzzles and demolition experts can ignite the most explosive carnage possible. The path you choose is up to you!
With more than 50 events and three unique game modes, ScreamRide unleashes the power of unbounded creation, addictive gameplay, and extreme destruction. Your imagination for creation and destruction is the only limit in the exciting world of ScreamRide.
The Xbox One version of ScreamRide weighs in at 4.41 GB and it costs $39.99 USD, £29.99 GBP, $49.95 AUD. The Xbox 360 edition of ScreamRide weighs in at 1.83 GB and it''s priced at $29.99 USD. Download the free demo!
Epic Games world-renowned "Unreal Engine 4" is now available to everyone for free, and all future updates will be free. The free version of Unreal Engine 4 is not a trial or sample edition, it''s the full version.
Anyone can download the engine and use it for everything from game development, education, architecture, and visualization to VR, film and animation. When shipping a game or application, developers pay a 5% royalty on gross revenue after the first $3,000 per product, per quarter. Epic succeeds only when creators succeed.
This is the complete technology Epic uses to build their own games. Unreal Engine 4 scales from indie projects to high-end blockbusters; it supports major platforms; and, it includes 100% of the C++ source code. Epic’s goal is to give developers everything, so they can do anything and be in control of their own schedule and their own destiny. Whatever is required to build and ship a game can be found in UE4, sourced in the Marketplace, or built and shared it with others. Epic’s founder and CEO Tim Sweeney elaborates on the Unreal Engine blog:
“In early 2014, we took the step of making Unreal Engine 4 available to everyone by subscription for $19 per month. We put all of our source code online, available to all who signed up. We flipped the switch and crossed our fingers.
The past year has been a whirlwind for everyone at Epic Games. Our community has grown massively. The quality and variety of creative work being done has been breathtaking. When we asked people to submit their projects to be shown this year at GDC, we had the challenge of picking just eight from over 100 finalists that were all good enough to show.
The state of Unreal is strong, and we’ve realized that as we take away barriers, more people are able to fulfill their creative visions and shape the future of the medium we love. That’s why we’re taking away the last barrier to entry, and going free.
In Epic’s 25 years as an independent company, we have seen no time of greater opportunity for developers than today. Whatever your development aspirations, Epic stands with you, both as a technology provider, and as a fellow game developer counting on UE4 to power our own games.”
Larry Hryb, Xbox Live's Major Nelson announced today that Xbox Live Gold Members who don’t have an Xbox One yet can start building their library of Xbox One games directly from Xbox 360 by taking advantage of the Games With Gold program.
Xbox 360 owners can now head to the special Games With Gold section from the link on the home page of the console and download it from there. Check out the brand new video that shows you how to add the monthly Games With Gold titles to your collection without even owning an Xbox One.
The "Games with Gold" program on Xbox gives Xbox LIVE Gold
Members free games to keep each month. Titles are available as free downloads for qualifying Xbox Live Gold members in all markets where Xbox Live is available. Some regions may offer different titles depending on market availability.
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